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By Sgt_Bilbo, Member on 26th September 2010, 03:05 PM
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Sorry if this has been mentioned before (I did search before posting), but there are a few widgets from the other Galaxy S phones that are rather nice, the weather clock in particular. I know there is a Fascinate dump out there, but can I just extract the apk and install it, or is there something else that I need to do. Any help is appreciated.

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26th September 2010, 04:22 PM |#2  
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I would like to know this as well. Have subscribed to this thread.

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26th September 2010, 07:22 PM |#3  
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Download the firmware that has those widgets and pull the apks and install them on your firmware of choice
26th September 2010, 07:35 PM |#4  
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If anyone does this post it please, if you link a how to ill do it.
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27th September 2010, 08:44 PM |#5  
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Well, i pulled the APK's out of the ROM, but I'm not able to install them. I'm really new at this, so forgive me for the ignorance. there are ODEX files that accompany the apks...do i have to do something with those on order to install the widgets?
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you'll need to use adb shell once you copy the files to a location on your internal sd card

you'll need to mount system as r/w first so do this, so:

adb shell
su (your device needs to be awake and unlocked so you can verify the SU request)
mount -o remount rw /system
cp /sdcard/xxxx.odex /system/app
cp /sdcard/xxxx.apk /system/app
reboot

the reboot is just for good measure. i've used this technique to get apps onto the phone, but as usual YMMV. If you post up the apk and odex files as a zip i'll give them a shot.
28th September 2010, 12:20 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by uiskibum

you'll need to use adb shell once you copy the files to a location on your internal sd card

you'll need to mount system as r/w first so do this, so:

adb shell
su (your device needs to be awake and unlocked so you can verify the SU request)
mount -o remount rw /system
cp /sdcard/xxxx.odex /system/app
cp /sdcard/xxxx.apk /system/app
reboot

the reboot is just for good measure. i've used this technique to get apps onto the phone, but as usual YMMV. If you post up the apk and odex files as a zip i'll give them a shot.

Do you have o remount /system as read only or will the reboot do that?
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Do you have o remount /system as read only or will the reboot do that?

the reboot will do that
28th September 2010, 12:28 AM |#9  
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What kind of cool stuff do they have?

Do tell!!
28th September 2010, 02:15 AM |#10  
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I had asked about putting the Samsung Touchwiz widgets on if using Launcher Pro. Was told no.

Would this method allow that for them?
28th September 2010, 02:40 AM |#11  
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Well, I've uploaded the files to Rapidshare, but thanks to the restrictions on my noob account, I can't link to the files.

rapidshare files 421816817 Samsung_Fascinate_Widgets zip

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